"Dr. Albert Hibbs on "Exploring""   Lot no. 2355

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

April 21, 1963 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dr Albert Hibbs on NBC-TV`s Saturday morning educational program `Exploring`, (1962-1966), featuring the Ritts puppets. Hibbs, a rocket scientist and Director of Space Science at Caltech`s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was also the voice of Voyager and many other unmanned NAS spacecrafts. For the New York American Journal TView Magazine of April 21, 1963. On 14 1/2" x 22" illustration board. Includes copies of the magazine. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Good condition. 

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.